Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'Pentax driver broken, kStars 3.4.0' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Jasem has some changes which made it possible to connect to a Pentax camera, at least if you use the GPhoto CCD driver.
Just update SM via the Control Panel (using VNC to connect to a RPi), the nrun the package updater (I did that first), restart and voilá :-)

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'Pentax driver broken, kStars 3.4.0' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

My gphoto bug report has not been looked into after I provided some log files (at least I cannot see any activities), it could be due to Marcus being on vacation or the situation we are in right now (COVID-19).

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

:lol: :lol:
You are not the only one, that’s also why I stick to the official releases and have an sd card with the previous version ready if anything goes wrong.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Blueshawk wrote: Interesting. Mine was working on the K5 last weekend but I'm not following nightly right now so something could have happened in latest. A bit off topic for this thread so I'll follow it on PF and gphoto git to see if I can confuse anyone. :P ...er I mean help.

@Karlees: I hope Jasem will make this a testing driver and leave the gphoto one too, until we get more tests. I've been terribly busy lately and completely forgot about testing this new one. Having it compile with indi should make it easier to get feeback though.


My clear skies are too precious for me to install nightly builds :) Then we have the blood pressure issue and the feeling of just wanting to put a nail through the laptop when everything goes wrong :silly:
The problem is related to latest stable builds - I’m not the only one facing the problem.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'New Pentax Driver Testing' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Right now there's an issue with the gphoto Pentax driver Indi does detect the camera, but you cannot connect.
I have created a ticket, Marcus has seen it, but I guess he's on vacation :-)
github.com/gphoto/libgphoto2/issues/478

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'Pentax driver broken, kStars 3.4.0 :-(' in the forum. 1 month ago

I just updated to 1.5.1, no changes.
I've filed a bug report on GitHub->gphoto/libgphoto2: github.com/gphoto/libgphoto2/issues/478

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'Pentax driver broken, kStars 3.4.0 :-(' in the forum. 1 month ago

I installed gphoto2 on the RPi, the camera is detected, executing the auto-detect command tells me that the K-70 is detected. Executing the --list-config command gives an I/O error message. I have used the gphoto2 command line without any problems before.
The attached file is the result of running the --list-config command.

File Attachment:

File Name: my-logfile.txt
File Size: 15 KB


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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'Pentax driver broken, kStars 3.4.0 :-(' in the forum. 1 month ago

Just performed some testing, if I connect the camera directly to my Ubuntu PC running kStars 3.4.0 it works just fine in MSC mode (as usual)

Trying the same controlling my RPi4/SM via kStars from my Win10 PC or directly via VNC:
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.187 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Received new device Pentax DSLR K70
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.187 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - INDIListener: New device Pentax DSLR K70
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.203 Rom, normaltid INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Ekos received a new device: Pentax DSLR K70
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.203 Rom, normaltid INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Remote devices established."
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.203 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < CONNECTION >
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.218 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < DRIVER_INFO >
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.218 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < POLLING_PERIOD >
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.218 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < DEBUG >
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.218 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < SIMULATION >
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.218 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < CONFIG_PROCESS >
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.234 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < ACTIVE_DEVICES >
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.234 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < DEVICE_PORT >
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[2020-02-23T20:27:43.937 Rom, normaltid INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Pentax DSLR K70 : "[ERROR] Camera_get_config failed (-7): I/O problem "
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.937 Rom, normaltid INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Pentax DSLR K70 : "[ERROR] Can not open camera: Power OK? If camera is auto-mounted as external disk storage, please unmount it and disable auto-mount. "
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.937 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Pentax DSLR K70 is disconnected.
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.937 Rom, normaltid INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Pentax DSLR K70 is disconnected."
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.937 Rom, normaltid INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Pentax DSLR K70 : "[INFO] Debug is enabled. "
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.937 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < DEBUG_LEVEL >
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.952 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < LOGGING_LEVEL >
[2020-02-23T20:27:43.952 Rom, normaltid DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Pentax DSLR K70 >: < LOG_OUTPUT >

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'Pentax driver broken, kStars 3.4.0 :-(' in the forum. 1 month ago

I’ll do some testing Jasem, I really want this to work, so does other Pentax users - Stellarmate/kStars is a fantastic tool, but the bugs makes it frustrating when you have clear skies.

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Keld Henningsen created a new topic ' Pentax driver broken, kStars 3.4.0 :-(' in the forum. 1 month ago

I’ve been using kStars controlling my Pentax K-70 in MSC mode. For some reason this is not working anymore, kStars/Indi cannot connect.
If I switch to PTP mode, it does connect, but the functionality is way too limited/buggy.
What has been changed? I know karlrees has been working on something, but hopefully this has not been released in the official version? It needs way more testing.
Jasem/Marcus you need people testing various camera models, the I volunteer testing the Pentax K-70 functionalities.
If Stellarmate is to survive, proper testing before releasing is a must.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'How do you manage your Stellarmate?' in the forum. 1 month ago

RPi4 running Stellarmate, everything controlled via kStars on my laptop - works like a charm, no reason to use VNC (been there, done that).

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'Guide camera not taking exposures on RPI4' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have just installed SM 1.5.0 on my RPi4 and Kstars 3.4.0 on my laptop. Testing if everything is ok, so far no problems capturing from either the ASI533 or the ASI120Mini.
I've also tried to use Astap for plate solving, used an M82 image taken with the ASI533/200PDS setup - no problems, it's lightning fast! I've used ansvr so far, it struggles plate solving the same image.

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Keld Henningsen replied to the topic 'ZWO ASI533MC' in the forum. 2 months ago

The ASI533 works just fine with the newest version of kStars/Ekos. I’ve used it several times.

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